Thinking of going with the T.Rice Pro Model C2 BTX for my powder board this winter. However, I'm not sure whether to go with the 161.5cm of 164.cm. While I'm 5'11", 155lbs and probably should ride the 161.5cm per standard sizing recs, I've been riding a Burton Custom X 160cm as my all mountain board, so I'm wondering if I should step up to the T.Rice 164.5cm given that I've already been riding a longer stick.
Any advice would be most appreciated as I'm in limbo as to what size of the T.Rice to buy given that I'm primarily just looking to ride it on powder days.
Depends on how and where you ride. I'd go shorter for maneuverability based on your weight. Weight, strength and aggressiveness are more important in sizing than height. However boards with a significant amount of reverse camber do ride short. I have a 161 K2 Gyrator pow board and I'm 5'8" 170lbs and have been riding for about 15 years and it definitely doesn't feel long, especially on the deepest days.
if you are looking for a powder board, consider the burton fish, burton malolo or the rockered rome notch. otherwise, you could go longer with a rockered board if you wanted to, but it isn't necessary. granted it isn't a c2, but the banana 156 btx (i ride a 159 or so normally) handled amazingly well in utah's deepest day of the season last season.